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Poster: dancripe Date: Oct 2, 2010 10:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tubular Bells Theme

This was the brief period that Jerry played the "Cripe Lightning Bolt". It was sent to him by Steve Cripe, with no prior knowledge that it was being built for him. Steve studied the GD video "So Far" to try and get some clues as to how to build it. Jerry stated when he held it for the first time, that it was the closest thing to perfection that he had ever seen. It was in and out of the shop for various reasons, and was played briefly in '94 as well. I had the Cripe guitars people custom make an awesome framed poster of the guitar, and it is a shame that it didn't see more action.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Oct 3, 2010 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tubular Bells Theme

And Steve Kimock has two Cripe guitars. I believe #6 and #7.